Description:

What You Will Do

The Detonator Production Engineering group supports inert component and detonator production operations in the Detonator Production (DP) Division, part of the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP).

As a process engineer, you will focus on the developmental state of production, developing and establishing robust manufacturing processes and establishing process metrics while ensuring accurate documentation for a clean hand-off into stable production ensuring quality evidence meeting the design definition is appropriately captured. You will successfully collaborate with other process owners, other organizations and their team members, and manufacturing engineers (upstream and downstream) to ensure the product as a whole fits together. On the floor support will be critical to DP manufacturing technicians, ensuring processes are developed and executed properly.


Please visit our Detonator Production website for additional information: https://www.lanl.gov/projects/DET/index.php


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Specific Skills – Understanding of specific processes related to ceramics, glass to metal seals, thermal processing and sintering of various materials. Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5, Dimensioning and Tolerances. Working proficiency with direct or parametric engineering modeling software (e.g., CREO, SolidWorks, ANSYS, and AutoCAD).


Technical - Proven experience applying engineering principles, methods, and tools to complex problems. Can effectively apply technology, fixtures, and automation to produce the required result in the most efficient and repeatable way possible. Knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing Principles.


Leadership - Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership in the day-to-day process of system startup & operation, tooling setup, in-process performance monitoring, component inspection, and engineering decision-making.


Analytical – Use data to identify areas of poor quality or efficiency and collaborate with all stakeholders to develop and implement improvements to make the manufacturing processes more robust.


Communication – Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of the department. Can effectively explain equipment usage and training processes to manufacturing technicians both verbally and through formal written documentation.


Quality - Demonstrated experience in monitoring process performance using Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, and other methods.


Interpretation of Drawings and Specifications - Proficiency in interpreting and translating complex design agency specifications and engineering drawings.


Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. In addition, at least three years’ experience supporting a production environment is required.


Desired Qualifications:


Specific Skills – Working knowledge and understanding of high explosives or energetics, electronics, fiber optics, and metal joining techniques.


Weapons - Knowledge of the United States nuclear weapons programs, designs, and engineering.


Clearance – Active, ability to reinstate, or ability to obtain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance.


Note to Applicants:


This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.


Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.


Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)


Additional Details


Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.


Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements


for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.


Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.


Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.


Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details

Contact Name Hughes, Jeremy Matthew

Email hughes@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Vacancy Name: IRC87571

Organization Name DP-ENG / Detonator Production - Engineering

Minimum Salary 94100

Maximum Salary 155700

Req ID: IRC87571

Category: Engineering

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

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